When planning a trip in Scotland, I’ll usually scan maps for places that can be accessed by train. For this trip, the general idea was to find somewhere I could mountain bike from A to B, without having to loop back on myself. Starting at Glenfinnan, I followed a trail on the map going north all the way to Inverie. Inverie is the most remote town in mainland U.K and is also home to the most remote pub, ‘The Old Forge’. From Inverie, I could catch a ferry back to Mallaig and then ride the train home. The difficulty was identifying paths on the map that could be mountain biked. On an OS map, a double dotted line usually means you should be ok on a bike. However, a single dotted line could be anything from a well built path, to merely a bog. It turned out that most of the ‘paths’ on the map were bogs.